Final Fantasy XVI is an upcoming PlayStation 5 role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix. It will be released in mid-2023 as the sixteenth game in the mainline Final Fantasy series.
The game is set in Valisthea, a continent with six factions on the verge of war due to a spreading disease known as the Blight. Naoki Yoshida is producing Final Fantasy XVI, with Hiroshi Takai as the main director and Kazutoyo Maehiro as the creative director and writer.
Final Fantasy Xvi Development About “95 Percent” Complete; Release Date to Be Announced by End of 2022
We’re currently working through the game day in and day out to smooth out any kinks and fix some rendering and performance issues, according to Takai. Bug fixes will follow that.
A summer 2023 release date for Final Fantasy XVI has currently been announced. Producer Naoki Yoshida responded to a question about when a specific release date would be disclosed by saying Square Enix would do so shortly.
Final Fantasy 16 Story
The story of Final Fantasy 16 takes place in Valisthea as the flames of war spread and the land enters a period of twilight. This fight is led by the Dominants, and you will visit various kingdoms throughout the game while exploring and interacting with the Summons that are a part of each one.
The kingdoms of Final Fantasy 16 are the Grand Duchy of Rosaria, which is “a bastion of tradition,” the Holy Empire of Sanbreque, “where ambition is divine,” the Dhalmekian Republic, “where fortune shifts with the desert sands,” the Iron Kingdom, “forged in faith and fear,” and the Kingdom of Waloed, which is “indomitable in its isolation.” You can see these kingdoms in the latest trailer.
Given the two companies’ long history and the fact that the game was revealed during a PlayStation 5 showcase, it makes sense that Final Fantasy 16 will be a timed console exclusive for the PS5. Unlike many other early PS5 titles, it appears that there will be no PS4 version of this game.
We don’t know how long this exclusivity deal will last for the PC and Xbox Series X. Like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Sony is likely to have console exclusivity for a year before the title is released on Microsoft’s platform. Because Sony has made a push to support the PC more with first- and third-party exclusive games, the PC is likely to get the game sooner, if not at the same time.
The four-minute reveal trailer, titled Awakening, is jam-packed with information. We see snippets of the story, cutscenes, and even what appears to be actual gameplay. There is a lot of story information available between the single trailer and the game’s official website.